Am 06.01.2022 um 20:49 schrieb yatton123 via groups.io:
Another query prompted by a photograph - this time it's a photo taken spring 2003 at Sissach.It shows a Re6 running on track set into a road but parallel with the main Basel - Olten line.I think it's the line that used to run from Sissach station for about 1.5 km towards Basel (south side of the main line).Does anyone know what this line served ?
>This track can be seen in the 2000 version of the official maps and disappears in the 2006 version.
I recall seeing this track in the road here from 2000 to 2005 (about). Automatic crossing gates prevented road vehicles from using this section in either direction while a train was coming through. They used the track to (un)load some sort of construction materials in open-topped or dry-bulk wagons, perhaps for an upgrade of the motorway that passes overhead. I passed many times on the train, but never on the motorway. Perhaps someone reading this has more information.